The Wildcats and Beavers are set to face off at 11:00 ET on PACN. The Beavers will host the game at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, OR. Arizona is favored by -18 in this Pac-12 conference matchup the against Oregon State. The over/under for the game is set at 149 points.

ARIZONA WILDCATS VS OREGON STATE BEAVERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Oregon State Beavers +18

This game will be played at Gill Coliseum at 11:00 ET on Thursday, January 25th.

WHY BET THE OREGON STATE BEAVERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Beavers.
  • Not only will Oregon State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +18.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 149 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will the Wildcats Win in Corvallis?

Arizona enters tonight’s game with a 14-4 record, including a 5-2 mark in Pac-12 play. They have won two straight games, including a 77-71 win over UCLA in their most recent game.

On the road this season, the Wildcats are 3-4, and they have gone 5-5 in their last 10 games away from home. Arizona has been favored in 17 of their 18 games, going 13-4 in those contests.

Arizona has an overall ATS record of 12-6 this season, but they have struggled vs. the spread as the favorite. The Wildcats’ last 10 ATS mark as the favorite is just 4-6, and they are 0-3 ATS in their last 3 games as the favorite.

This season, the over/under record for Arizona games is 8-9-1 and today’s line of 149 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (158.3). Over their last five games, the average scoring total is 149 points and their OU record during this stretch is 1-3-1.

Against UCLA, the Arizona had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 89.9 points per game. They scored 77 points and posted a field goal percentage of 42.6% in the game. The top scorer for the Wildcats was Pelle Larsson with 22 points, while Oumar Ballo also added 17 to the scoreboard.

The Wildcats’ defense is presently ranked 145th nationally, allowing an average of 71.6 points per contest. Against UCLA in their most recent game, the Arizona defense gave up a total of 71 points while allowing UCLA to hit 42% of their shots.

Can The Beavers Secure a Home Victory?

Coming into tonight’s game, the Oregon State Beavers have lost five straight games, dropping their overall record to 9-9. In Pac-12 play, they have gone just 1-6, compared to their strong 8-3 non-conference record.

So far this season, the Beavers have been much better at home, going 9-5 compared to 0-4 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is +2.3, compared to -18.5 on the road. On the year, Oregon State has been the underdog in 10 of their 18 games, going just 1-9 in those contests.

As the underdog this season, Oregon State has gone 5-5 vs. the spread, and they are 8-10 ATS overall. At home, the Beavers have an ATS mark of 6-8 this year and they have gone 5-5 vs. the spread in their last 10 games as the underdog.

Today’s over/under line of 149 is higher than the average over/under line in Oregon State’s games this season (137.9). So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.

Against Colorado, the Oregon State had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 69.6 points per game. They scored 57 points and posted a field goal percentage of 33.3% in the game. Offensively, the Beavers hold a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, placing them 285th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 322nd in terms of percentage and 311st in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Beavers’ defense holds the 156th rank in the nation, allowing 71.9 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.9 threes per game vs. Arizona. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 32.1%.